Last Saturday I had a killer migraine, which basically wrecked my weekend. This is in the range of normal for me however. Since then, I haven’t had a terrible migraine, just “regular” headaches plus neck/shoulder and sinus pain, which all blends together, and I challenge anyone to draw a bright line where throbbing sinus eyeball pain ends and a migraine begins. Or how about you show me on this doll where the exact spot is that neck pain switches into head pain. I’ll wait.
I rant about this because I get some migraine newsletters and such and this last week or so they’ve been whining about not calling a migraine a headache. Fuck that. I’ll call my pain whatever the hell I want, from headache to Satan’s stabby pitchfork in my eye. Some crazy woman insisted we weren’t even allowed to call it “a migraine.” No, when we are in blinding agony we must be medically PC and say, “Pardon me, but I am currently experiencing a manifestation of one of the symptoms of migraine disease, which at the moment happens to be a trio of jackhammers drilling through my right temple.” The fuck? Get out of my face, manic labelers.
Yesterday I had a lot of sinus pain on the right sight of my face. Plus my neck hurt a lot. Was it a migraine? Idk. Who cares? It hurt. Then I had sake, which seemed to be OK for me… and in fact my neck/shoulder felt better afterward. I’m sure that’s just coinkydink. But a couple hours later my right eye/temple began to throb. Not sure if it was from the sake or the salty food I had with it or just a rando migraine starting. I took sumatriptan, which knocked it out right away. This morning I feel somewhat OK, except the sinus pain is still lingering and threatening to turn into more. Even minor discomfort in my head now seems like a dark ominous cloud lurking at the edge of the sky.
I wonder if my neck/shoulder feels (a little) better because I’ve been a lazy slob this week and have hardly exercised. Would that not be counter-intuitive? Isn’t exercise supposed to cure everything? Snortle.
Lately I think it’s good that no romances have worked out for me because why would anyone want to put up with a partner like this? How depressing it would be for someone to hear nearly every day that their girlfriend feels like crap. It’s not like reading this blog where you can sympathize for a minute and then go off merrily. It’d be like… wanna grab some dinner? No, my headache is making me naus. How about a movie? Nah, too loud. Take a nice walk? Ack, sunshine stab stab stab! Wanna… you know… “cuddle?” Are you insane? Don’t touch me.
What I really need is a personal masseur. Just someone to give me a vigorous neck/shoulder/back massage twice a day and go away. Guess I need to win the lottery. Oh hey, are we still allowed to use masseur/masseuse or do we have to come up with a new word to encompass all 17 genders?
Don’t freak out. I’m totes supportive of all the consenting adult sexual things. I dgaf what anyone does in the bedroom or hanging from the chandelier. I’m just tired of having to think about goddamn labels.
I left the 10 packs of sumatriptan in my shopping cart because idk what to do about the Rx. Apparently I filled out my name and email though because they just sent me a 5% discount to encourage me to finish shopping. LOL. Maybe I will ask my doctor’s office if someone will phone it in. I’ll let you know how that goes. Har de har.
What I find completely bizarre is my lack of craving for sweets lately. What is up with that? I don’t even feel like Me anymore. My whole life has been defined by leaps from cupcake to cookie to pie to donut to ice cream and then back again. With the occasional Snickers detour. It’s been very geometrical and something I could always count on. Now? Meh. Did you know that I literally walked five miles in the snow with a fever and sore throat when I was 15 and home from school to buy a Hostess blueberry pie? Yes. Today I wouldn’t even bother to walk across the street for a hunk of coconut birthday cake with a pink frosting flower. Last week I had froyo with candy toppings and it almost made me barf. I’m just not into dessert anymore ~ it’s not you, it’s me.
What do I find yummy lately? Avocado. And um… more avocado. Weird! What caused this? A vitamin I’m lacking? Have I had a mini-stroke from migraines which has shorted out a section of my brainz? Or is it an aging/hormonal thing? Cupcake Mom morphs into Avo Crone.
Yeesh. I think I’ll blame the headaches.
New OCD issue: I realize I erred here in making health a tag instead of a category, so I will have to go back thru all my poasts and fix. There goes the weekend.